good reality tv. >> who knows what the food will be like. not that anyone will care. good morning, everyone. a winter wonderland throughout much of the country, snow covering a lot of areas and where there's snow on the ground still very cold in all of new england. wind chills are in the teens up in maine they are in the single digits and negative numbers. very cold morning. thankfully schools are still out so don't have to worry about bus stop weather. morning commute, cold and chilly but partly cloudy skies, new england warms up for a typical late december type day. snow flurries in pittsburgh. very late today. only troublesome travel, kansas, missouri heading to southern illinois and indiana light snow heading your way. tomorrow, new year's day, some of that snow shower activity will work its way through west virginia and washington, d.c. but it really weakens it won't be a big deal. look at these temperatures. northern plains, this is it. you know, this is the heart of winter. >> winter is here. bundle up tonight. thanks, bill. i'm veronica de la cruz, this is "first look" on msnbc.